I stayed in a cabin on land! The Yotel Air Gatwick

I stayed in a cabin on land! The Yotel Air Gatwick

Back in the day, if I'd have had a flight departing London at 6.30am, I would've taken the last train to Gatwick airport, scoped the area out for a suitable sleeping spot (normally in the South terminal, overlooking the concourse between Departures and Arrivals), and settled down in an attempt to get a couple of [...]

Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Panama's capital city, the imaginatively named Panama City, is located on the country's Pacific coast, right at the entrance to the glorious feat of engineering: The Panama Canal. (More on that badboy another time, pals) Although we docked in Colón, on the Caribbean side of the country, the distance overland between the two coastlines is [...]

‘It’s a funny feeling to be in a country by accident’ (That time we got stuck in Italy)

‘It’s a funny feeling to be in a country by accident’ (That time we got stuck in Italy)

Once upon a time, the powerful forces of nature, Budapest airport, and the glorious company that is Ryanair all joined together in a magical but tragic alignment of the stars, and set off a chain reaction of events and strange surprises, the likes of which I couldn't have predicted even if I'd tried. And the [...]

11 Things To Do in Budapest (For the professional light-hearted but enthusiastic tourist)

11 Things To Do in Budapest (For the professional light-hearted but enthusiastic tourist)

The first time I went to Budapest was around Christmas, when the ground was frozen solid and the majority of the city was shrouded in icy mist. It was in fact so freezing cold, and I was so terrified of slipping on the sheets of ice covering the pavements, that I barely saw the city [...]

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

Puerto Limón is atmospherically a strange kind of a place. The first time our ship docked there, the sky was grey and heavy with rain clouds that weren't quite ready to burst but had surely been on the brink of eruption for hours, and despite the greyness of the sky, the air was sticky and [...]